Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A machine for raising water, consisting of a wheel over which passes a rope or chain carrying a series of buckets which dip into the well and discharge at the surface. In other forms the buckets are fixed to the periphery of the wheel.
- n. The rotating part of the turbine wheel (using either steam or water) in which a jet impinges upon curved surfaces, called buckets, and imparts velocity and energy to the rotor which is fastened to the revolving shaft. These vanes, or buckets, are either cut or molded from the solid edge of the wheel, or are made separately and carefully fitted on the edge.
“Still feel like I lost an argument with a bucket-wheel conveyor, partly because I could sleep until 5am, and then fitfully.”
“The Bagger 288 Excavator 288 is a bucket-wheel excavator, the largest in the world.”
“It will use a bucket-wheel, cameras and laser rangefinders to scoop up oxygen-rich lunar soil and autonomously carry it to a processing plant.”
“The high viscosity of these hydrocarbons requires unconventional extraction methods such as mining with bucket-wheel excavators or in truck and shovel operations.”
“The Bagger 288 (Excavator 288), built by the German company Krupp for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun, is a bucket-wheel excavator … Bagger 288 superseded NASA's Crawler-Transporter … as the largest tracked vehicle in the world”
“They come nearest to the Persian or bucket-wheel, but are materially different in the principle and construction.”
Internet Archive: An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China : including cursory observations made, and information obtained in travelling through that ancient empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary ; together with a relation of the voyage undertaken on the occasion of His Majesty's ship the Lion, and the ship Hindostan, in the East India company's service, to the Yellow Sea and Gulf of Pekin, as well as of their return to Europe ; taken chiefly from the papers of His Excellency the Earl of Macartney, Sir Erasmus Gower, and of other gentlemen in the several departments of the embassy
“A loading system fashioned from bucket-wheel reclaimers, conveyor belts, and single-boom ship-loaders operates at two modern company piers—all part of the firm’s extensive network of integrated excavation, transport, and shipping facilities.”
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